Posted in Management 30+ days ago.
As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.
We are seeking a full-time Product Owner to work on our Automotive infotainment team at our Headquarters location in the Kansas City area. In this role, you will direct and coordinate activities for software development for a feature, product, or family of products using Agile methodology. Other essential functions include:
Responsible for managing agile SW development, working closely with Software Engineers, Software Project Managers, and/or Software Quality Engineers with diverse capability levels in the design of new products and/or features, enhancement of existing designs, and development of test procedures
Coordinate and participate in generating software requirements and designs for a feature, product, or family of products in accordance with Garmin’s software development methodology
Understanding of SW concepts and being able to understand SW architecture concepts
Participate in software design reviews as necessary, assuring proper attendees and proper coverage of topics, imparting lessons learned and good design practices to all who attend
Create product development plans as directed by engineering management
Ensure the team meets overall development goals in accordance with the product development plan or market requirements and ensure project milestones are met
Monitor progress of the software teams in meeting product/feature requirements and schedule compliance through official and unofficial reports
Set the tone for the team environment and build healthy team relationships
Develop schedule and release milestones based on overall product schedule that meets customer delivery expectations
Support customer and internal management communication regarding overall development progress and issues/risks
Ability to associate SW works packages with Customer Use cases and negotiate schedules based on higher level use cases that don’t define SW packages.
Experience working on an Agile SW team in some capacity in the past
Develop strong relationships with the customer as well as internal development teams.
Some Travel Required
Perform other job-related duties as assigned
Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, OR a minimum of ten years work experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description. Other qualifications include:
Strong sense of urgency and flexibility
Must demonstrate proficiency in the Agile Software Development Life Cycle as well as using JIRA
Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work well with others under challenging circumstances
Must understand Garmin’s software development methodology
Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
Ability to travel up to 15%
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
Embedded software development Expertise
Expertise with JAMA, or any other requirements gathering tool
Automotive OEM experience with either automotive manufacturer or tier 1 or 2 supplier
Relocation assistance provided to the Kansas City area. If you've never been to KC, check out www.kc.orgNote that this role is NOT a remote position (except currently due to Covid, but relocation to the area is required).
Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.